Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Design Team Project

Wow can y'all believe that Christmas is around the corner? Ask me if I am prepared?? Heck no! I am trying to finish a gazillion things...and I still have a package to mail tomorrow. Not looking forward to the line at the post office either!!
I did finish up my December design team project for the piece by piece even through I lost my voice. You might have seen my video and heard me screeching, sorry about that.  But I am on the way to recovery and feeling so much better. So without further ado, here is my project and it's a gift for a very special lady!

Tulle Pleated Trim By Maya Road in Earl Grey

Guipure 5726 Mocha

French Guipure Lace Grey Style 5722

Elegant Petal Pink Trim by Webster's Pages

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The piece by piece project for November

I purchased a remnant of burlap a while back because the price was right. I didn't have any particular plans for it, just knew I had to have it! One of those impulse/hoarder purchases!! Well one day I was flipping through a magazine and saw a advent calendar using burlap and of course my mojo started to churn! I love working with burlap as it can be so versatile. You can jazz it up with bling or leave it natural for that country look. My wall hanging is a bit of both. I jazzed it up with some beautiful laces from the piece by piece etsy store. Bev has such gorgeous laces at her store and I knew they would be perfect for this project. Another thing that I love about this wall hanging is I can change it up, rearrange the banners, add more and even change the pictures. It will grow and change with my family. Thanks for stopping by and go check out

Friday, November 23, 2012

Handmade Holiday Card Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of this Handmade Holiday blog hop along with some very talented ladies. Make sure you follow along so you can see some amazing homemade cards and enter to win some blog candy cuz we all like candy, right? I will post all the links to each of the blogs at the end of this post.

I decided to make my Holiday card tone on tone with a pop of color and what a better color than white. It reminds me of winter and snow. Now it never snows here in southern Arizona, but one can dream… ya know like the song “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”. Well I am really dreaming!

Ok so here is what I used for this Winter Snowflake card

Card base is 4.5 x 5.5 inch
Glitter cardstock 4.25 x 5.25 inch
White cardstock 4 x 5 inch embossed using a Tim Holtz Snowflake embossing folder.
Glitter cardstock strip 4 x ¾ inch
Sliver snowflake from Michaels
Recollection covered button from Michaels

The card is simple but elegant. I love the glitter of the back ground, the glitter strip and the snowflake, looks just like the real thing to me! Hope you enjoyed the hop so far, maybe even got a little inspiration.  

Now if you follow my blog and leave a comment I will enter you in a little blog candy. Here is a picture of the items I will be sending to the lucky winner! Thanks again and Happy Holidays… Don’t forget to follow along to the next post! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Haunting - DT project for The Piece by Piece

I can't let October go by without a little Halloween project, right? So I dug deep into my Halloween stash and found this little witchy shoe/candle holder that I purchased last year on clearance at Big Lots. It was missing some items and I think in the end I paid like a nickle for it. What a bargain! I altered one of these witchy shoes last year for my good friend Janice, and so my mind was working and I thought this year I needed to bling this baby up and go way over the top... and that's exactly what I did! I used some more fabulous goodies from Go there quick, pick up this wickly cool skeleton cameo and Gothic frame. They are a must have for your Halloween project.  Dentell Rachel Lace in Black, Scary yet beautiful cameo and the Gothic Frame. Boo!

Design Team Project for The Piece by Piece

Well I got my design team package from The Piece by Piece etsy store and all I can say is WOW! The trim, the lace,  the resin pieces are all to DIE for! Here are a few of the things I created with these amazing items from
I have a co-worker that is having a baby boy and I wanted her to have something that she could use after she opened the gift, so I created this unique gift/keepsake box. Here are the items that I used; "onies" chipboard,  the Gothic frame in ivory, elegant blue trim by Webster's pages and the birds nest in blue. One of the things I love about this box is the paper in the frame is removable and she will be able to put a picture of her baby in the frame.  

I also created a very cute Tea Bag gift box for another friend. This is one of my favorite pieces. The items I used: Teapot chipboard, French guipure lace in grey, Venice lace in mocha and the rectangle ribbon sliders.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An altered box!

We alter boxes all the time. Cigar boxes, paper mâché boxes and tin boxes, it's nothing new and neither is mine. :) But this box turned out so beautiful that I had to share. My hubby got a very nice piece of jewelry from his job for his 5 year anniversary. The jewelry was in this very nice box, I didn't even thing twice about it, until he asked if I wanted it! Oh my, how could I refuse! Here's what I altered...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Steam punk altered dress form

Here's a couple of close ups!

TPBP Design Team call

So yesterday I entry the TPBP design team call! Wow all I can say is I am so nervous but what a great opportunity and a fabulous store to be able to design for! Beverly has the most beautiful trims!  So here are my two entries...